August 02, 2005
Fifth Podcast Interview: Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media
O'Reilly Media is a major publisher of computer books. It also hosts conferences on computer languages, Open Source, and Emerging Technologies. Tim discusses their policy for copying computer code examples in their books, their experience with copyable and online books and the effects of piracy, the value of the openness and the "architecture of participation", where there's value in the Open Source ecosystem, the balance between what you own and what you give away, and more.
Some related links:
- O'Reilly Policy on Re-Use of Code Examples from Books (2001)
- Tim's "Open Source Paradigm Shift" essay
- Tim's Blog, "O'Reilly Radar"
Posted by danb at 10:58 AM